SAVE THE DATE: N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon returns Nov. 21

The 12th annual N.C. Children's Hospital Radiothon is coming up on Thursday, November 21. Curtis Media Group radio stations will broadcast live from the N.C. Children's Hospital lobby, bringing you the stories of some super kids. Meet four who epitomize what it is to be an everday superhero.

The 12th annual Radiothon will take place Thursday, November 21 as supporters from across the state gather at the Children's Hospital. The daylong event features live broadcasts from the Children’s lobby by Curtis Media Group radio stations. As our media partners air poignant stories from our patients, families and their caregivers from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m., volunteers take calls, pledges and online gifts, raising vital funds to support our cutting-edge services and programs.

This year, we are featuring eight superhero kids, patients who receive care at N.C. Children's Hospital and benefit from the money raised during the Radiothon. These are only eight of the thousands of patients that come through our doors every year. The four stories below are the first part of our Radiothon preview; we'll introduce you to the remaining four next month.

Meet our Superheroes


Age: 18   Hometown: Durham

Shiquoa, now a high school senior, has been cared for at N.C. Children's Hospital since she was just 6 weeks old. She has a chronic gastrointestinal condition called tufting enteropathy. Shiquoa served as one of our patient ambassadors in 2008.

Meet Shiquoa



Age: 4    Hometown: Waynesville

Elijah is a super-hero lover with lots of energy. He has cystic fibrosis, and his family drives more than eight hours roundtrip from his home in the mountains to receive treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital, world-renowned for its cystic fibrosis care and research.

Meet Elijah



Age: 2 months   Hometown: Burlington

Ahmir is our youngest and smallest superhero this year. But don’t let his size fool you; he’s got a big, feisty personality. Ahmir came to N.C. Children’s Hospital in September after he began having seizures. His mother hopes his fierceness will give him strength as doctors determine what's causing his symptoms.




Age: 5
Hometown: Raleigh

Jessica, a self professed "girly-girl," has been a N.C. Children's Hospital patient since she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in December 2012.


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